Things to Do in Observatory

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UCA Gallery

UCA Gallery

Galleries and Museums in Observatory (0.2 km from Observatory)

This all white minimalist space features innovative exhibitions showcasing some of South Africa's rising young talent as well as established artists. UCA Gallery regularly curates conceptual and visual artists in solo and group shows. Their dual focus is to promote Cape Town talent and bring in other vibrant artists from other parts of South...

These Four Walls

These Four Walls

Galleries and Museums in Observatory (0.3 km from Observatory)

A shooting star in Observatory These Four Walls gallery has risen out of its humble beginnings as a series of affordable art exhibitions operating out of a small flat in Woodstock. Thanks to the overwhelming success of these exhibitions, the owners came to realise that there was indeed a gap in the Cape Town art market for a space that offers...

The River Club

The River Club

Golf Courses in Observatory (0.7 km from Observatory)

The River Club Golf is the lovely venue to practise your swing on a nicely maintained 9-hole mashie course. The club features a fantastic driving range, chipping and putting practice areas, and a well-stocked pro shop if you require any golfing items. The course itself is fun and the perfect solution for a group activity. Bring your family...

Things to do near Observatory

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

Houseboat at Kraalbaai, West Coast National Park

West Coast National Park

Game Reserve in West Coast National Park (88.2 km from Observatory)

The West Coast National Park stretches from Yzerfontein up to the edge of Langebaan and surrounds most of the enormous Langebaan Lagoon. Just a one-hour drive north of Cape Town lies this watersports junkie’s paradise offering awesome kayaking, snorkelling and some of the best windsurfing and kite surfing on the planet.During summer, migratory...

Newlands Stadium

Newlands Stadium

Sports Stadiums Clubs in Newlands (3.7 km from Observatory)

Headquarters of the DHL Stormers and DHL Western Province Rugby squad, the grand old Newlands Rugby Stadium is one of the three oldest rugby stadiums in the world. Set in the ultra-green suburb of Newlands, Newlands Rugby Stadium has a capacity of 51 000 with steeply elevated stands affording maximum visibility and electrifying viewpoints. Cape...

Sahara Park Newlands

Sahara Park Newlands

Sports Stadiums Clubs in Newlands (4 km from Observatory)

Fondly called Newlands Cricket Ground by locals, Sahara Park Newlands in the Southern Suburbs is something of an institution in the Mother City. Considered one of the most stunning cricket venues on the globe, Sahara Park is home to the Cape Cobras and is a regular Test Match venue, carrying a seating capacity of 25 000. The beautiful grounds...

Howard Centre

Howard Centre

Shopping Malls in Pinelands (3.2 km from Observatory)

Howard Centre is the local Pinelands shopping centre where you can find some interesting small shops, a number of coffee shops and restaurants plus the top food and retail shopping stores. All needs catered for in a friendly neighbourhood environment; the perfect place to pick up some needed supplies if you're staying in the peaceful area of...

Table Mountain National Park

Table Mountain National Park

Game Reserve in Table Mountain National Park (14.3 km from Observatory)

One of the New7Wonders of Nature, Table Mountain is the centrepiece of the Table Mountain National Park. The easiest way of visiting Table Mountain is to ride up in the Cable Car, which operates every day, except in bad weather conditions. But it's a great walk, either up, down or both ways. Platteklip Gorge, just east of the Cable Station, is a...

Cape Point

Cape Point

Game Reserve in Cape Point (46.2 km from Observatory)

Okay, so Cape Point is not the place where the Atlantic meets the Indian Ocean and neither is it the southernmost point of Africa. Nevertheless, it is far more spectacular and a lot more accessible than the actual tip at Cape Agulhas. It's also one of the most visited attractions in Cape Town.Cape Point is the highlight in any Cape Town tour, and...

The Old Biscuit Mill

The Old Biscuit Mill

Village Marketplaces in Woodstock (1.6 km from Observatory)

The legendary Old Biscuit Mill is something of an institution in the Mother City. It has the vibe of a warm-hearted country hamlet situated in the middle of the bustling suburb of Woodstock. This vibrant spot is home to night and day markets, dynamic office spaces, workshops and designer stores, delicious farm-stalls, decadent cafes as well as...

Irma Stern Museum

Irma Stern Museum

Galleries and Museums in Rosebank - CT (1.7 km from Observatory)

Irma Stern was a major South African artist who achieved national and international recognition in her lifetime. Established in 1971, the museum is in fact the house of the late artist. The permanent collection at the Irma Stern Museum shows Irma Stern's development as an artist, with subject matter including exotic figures, portraits, lush...

Rhodes Memorial

Rhodes Memorial

Popular Attractions in Devils Peak (2 km from Observatory)

The multitude of Grecian-style columns and host of lion sculptures on the slope of Table Mountain is something of a curiosity. This rather grand, shrine-like structure goes way beyond being a memorial to the imperialist Cecil John Rhodes but it’s a great place to go for tea and take in the magnificent view of bustling Cape Town towards the...

Kings Blockhouse to Kirstenbosch

Kings Blockhouse to Kirstenbosch

Hiking Trail in Table Mountain National Park (2.1 km from Observatory)

Park at Rhodes Memorial and take the path at the top left of the parking area. Head up the hill to the King’s Block House, a 1796 stone lookout post with commanding views of False Bay and the Castle. From here, the route follows the Contour Path, a trail that extends in both directions towards Kirstenbosch or the face of Table Mountain. Continue...

Baxter Theatre

Baxter Theatre

Galleries and Museums in Rondebosch (2.1 km from Observatory)

The Baxter Theatre Centre provides an exciting forum for the celebration of life which is the essence of live theatre, music and dance. It is one of the major live theatre venues in Cape Town and has always been at the forefront of the performing arts both as a popular venue and as a leading producer.The Baxter Theatre Centre at the University of...

University of Cape Town

University of Cape Town

Popular Attractions in Rondebosch (2.4 km from Observatory)

The University of Cape Town, fondly called UCT, presides over the southern suburbs and Cape Flats from its lofty position on the slopes of Devil’s Peak on Table Mountain. UCT's setting and beautiful historic buildings make it one of the most attractive universities in South Africa.Famous students who have walked its halls include Prof Christian...

Rondebosch Common

Rondebosch Common

Nature Reserves in Rondebosch (2.6 km from Observatory)

This public open space has many walking paths. The ever changing landscape and pretty seasonal endemic flowers, birds, butterflies and other creatures making it a great escape from rush-rush of everyday life. Dogs, children and their accompanying adults make it a great meeting place for the neighbourhood. The sunsets are stunning and in the winter...

Rondebosch Golf Club

Rondebosch Golf Club

Golf Courses in Mowbray (3.4 km from Observatory)

Located just a short drive away from Cape Town's city centre, Rondebosch Golf Club is known as a must-play course among locals. The 18-hole course was founded in 1911 and prides itself with a full 72 championship rating. Facilities include a pro shop, half-way house, and function hall.

Josephine Mill

Josephine Mill

Galleries and Museums in Newlands (3.7 km from Observatory)

Have you ever wondered how the Mother City got flour for her daily bread? Visit the Josephine Mill Museum for a trip back to a bygone era. This darling of the Cape Town Historical Society was restored in 1988. The fine iron waterwheel turning once again supplying the surrounding community with freshly milled, stone ground flour, just as it had...